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Bangkok Bank Atm Withdrawls Outside Thailand

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Hi everyone,

I have a Bangkok Bank Be1 account with a 'visa' ATM card. When I was in New York recently I was unable to withdraw cash from four ATMs I tried - despite them displaying the VISA and 'Plus' logos.

I checked with the staff here when I returned, and they confirmed the card can be used at any ATM in the world displaying VISA or Electron symbols. They were sure I had used the 'wrong' ATMs, although I am sure I had tried the right ones.

Anyway, I will be in the UK later this week and wondered if anyone here has any experiences of withdrawing cash in the UK with this card/account ? Is it possible ?

As always, any comments are much appreciated and valued.

Best regards,

Andy.

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Can I assume that no one has tried to withdraw money from their Bangkok Bank account from elsewhere in the world? I get paid into the account whilst I am abroad on business, hence the reason it would be better to withdraw money myself rather than have my girlfriend withdraw and send via Western Union, or some such service.

Thanks, and let me know if you have any experiences to share.

Andy.

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To be honest I have the same card from the same bank but I have only used it in Thailand. I'm looking forward to any replies too, sorry I can't help.

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Yes used it over "ere and No problem...look for the plus sign.....

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Onthe same note, anyone know of any issues with kasikorn and ayudhya banks? I have the visa and visa electron varieties...

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I have the same card and have used it in the states at any atm, and also at all stores and have had no problems. However you cannot check the balance or use it to transfer money as you can in Thailand.

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I think you just have to check the back of your ATM card and see if it has either Plus or Cirrus logos. If it has either of these logos you should be able to withdraw cash from your BKK bank account 'anywhere' where there are cash machines that display either of these logos

From the BKK bank website:

With your Be1st Bangkok Bank Visa Electron card you can buy goods and services at more than 40,000 establishments in Thailand and eight million outlets worldwide.

It can be used, not only in Thailand, but worldwide, wherever you see the PLUS sign.

You can use it as an ATM card which enables you to withdraw or transfer up to 500,000Bt daily.

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I used it all over Europe to pull cash. No problems - and one can change the limit too by contacting BKK Bank. Cheers!

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In the last twelve months I've used my Bkk Bank ATM card in New York, Chicago, Sydney, Gold Coast, Auckland, London, Norwich, Manila, Batangas, Jakarta, Singapore, Phnom Penh, Hong Kong, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur and Hanoi.

Never had any problems, although I did find it hard to locate an ATM machine which used Plus in the Philippines. Once I located one, though, there were no problems.

Edited by bendix

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Thanks for your replies. I guess I must have been really unlucky with the machines I tried when in New York. I thought they were the right ones, but I guess not. <smiles>

Thanks again for the replies, and I will update this with my experiences in the UK next week.

Andy.

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Andy; it could have been the right machine - but connection being down/other technical reasons. That happens quite often actually. CHeers!

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i used to have problems in .nl when trying to withdraw from the ATM.. getting my secretary to call the bank revealed that I was using the ATM while they were doing maintenance (which was always in the night time in Thailand) but due to the time difference, mid day in .nl

since then I only used it later in the day in .nl / early morning in .th and it wasn't a problem.. not sure if that's it, but it worked for me :o

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Using the Bangkok Bank Be1st visa electron card I too initially had problems internationally.

I went into our local branch and spoke with the guy who looked up my account on his pc, he found that the option to use it in international ATM's was not checked, he checked the box and hey presto, it was enabled.

Give this a try mate.

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My Thai co-worker used his BKK Bank ATM card in Tokyo, no problem.

My wife used her BKK Bank ATM card in Singapore, no problem.

I believe, as we can use Citibank or Oz banks ATM cards in Thai, they are all interconnected.

Why would not they be? It's millions they charge each other every month for cross-use of ATMs.

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